'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' Blackout Free Access: How to Download the Trial Demo

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is making its Blackout battle royale mode free-to-play through April 30. In this short guide, we'll tell you how and where to download the free access demo on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Noe that if you've already downloaded the Blackout Free Trial demo in the past this is the exact same app as before. An update may be required to add new content, however.

PS4 Blackout Free Trial Download Steps

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This is what the 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' Free Access demo looks like in the PlayStation Store. PlayStation Store
  1. In the PlayStation Store search for "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Blackout Free Access" or click the associated link. It's also featured in the "What's Hot" section of the PlayStation Store.
  2. The demo will download to your PS4, allowing you to enjoy the Blackout portion of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Zombies and multiplayer are not part of this free trial.

PlayStation Plus is not required for on PS4 during the Blackout Free Access period.

Xbox Blackout Free Trial Download Steps

  1. In the Microsoft Store search for "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Blackout Free Access" or click the associated link. If using the link, be sure to click the group of three dots and select the free trial option.
  2. The demo will download to your Xbox One, allowing you to enjoy the Blackout portion of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Zombies and multiplayer are not part of the free access promotion.

An Xbox Live Gold membership is required Blackout during the free access period.

PC Blackout Free Trial Download Steps

  1. If you don't have it already, download the Battle.net client from its official website. Create an account if one has not already been made.
  2. Once logged in, you should be able to see Blackout Free Access on the front page of the "Games" section. If not, search for "Blackout" in the search box. Click the result and press the button to install.
  3. The demo will download to your PC, allowing you to enjoy the Blackout portion of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Zombies and multiplayer are not part of this free trial.

Other Key Details

  • An exact end time for the Blackout free trial has not been announced. That being said, it will likely conclude around 1 p.m. EDT April 30.
  • To squad up with friends, simply enter a Duos or Quads Queue and bring up the social menu with triangle or Y. Select from your friends list to create a party, and they'll join the lobby with you.
  • This particular free access period exists to promote the new Alcatraz map. The alternate play space is a small island designed to accommodate 10 four-person squads. The gameplay is meant to be faster and more frenetic than the traditional Blackout map.

That's all there is to know about Blackout Free Access for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. We'll update this guide with more details if any issues crop up.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The Blackout Free Access demo is live on all platforms.

What are your thoughts on Blackout going free-to-play through April? Should the mode be free forever? Tell us in the comments section!

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